UPDATE: Unified Grocers, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in "Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 31, 2014 - Unified Grocers is recalling its 12 ounce bags of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This update includes the UPC for “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” (UPC 41380-23359).
The recalled “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” were distributed throughout California, Arizona and Nevada in retail stores.
The product comes in a 12 ounce, plastic package with UPC 41380-23359 marked with best by SEP 23 14 on the backside of the package.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the bags were mistakenly packed with cinnamon sugar cookies instead of ginger snap cookies they were intended to contain. The cinnamon sugar cookies contain egg among their ingredients and the packaging they were distributed in did not reveal the presence of egg.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by Unified Grocers, Inc. which revealed that the finished product was mislabeled.
Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and Unified Grocers, Inc. are certain that the problem has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased 12 ounce packages of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Carey Ryan, Quality Assurance Manager, at 1-323-881-4046 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST for further information.